Conversations with Norma Kamali – Twyla Tharp, Choreographer, Author & Dancer

Reviewed By: Open Floor International Library

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Open Floor International Library

Recommended Reading Program: Art in Motion

Author: Twyla Tharp

Language availability: English


Norma Kamali interviews Twyla Tharp. Since graduating from Barnard College in 1963, Ms. Tharp has choreographed more than one hundred and thirty five dances, five Hollywood movies, directed and choreographed four Broadway shows. She received one Tony Award, two Emmy Awards, nineteen honorary doctorates, the Vietnam Veterans of America President’s Award, the 2004 National Medal of the Arts, the 2008 Jerome Robbins Prize, a 2008 Kennedy Center Honor. Her many grants include the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1992 Ms. Tharp wrote her autobiography Push Comes to Shove. In 2003 she wrote, The Creative Habit: Learn it and Use it for Life. In 2009 she wrote, The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together both of which were published by Simon and Schuster.

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